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robertjm

Member Since 14 Dec 2015
Offline Last Active Sep 08 2017 03:28 PM
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In Topic: Help With Source Template Selection

07 September 2017 - 04:10 PM

Sorry to see nobody has responded to you since you posted last June. :-(

 

Are the paper records copies of the official records provided him by the US military, or other non-official items? 

 

"Artifact, privately held" is certainly a generic enough source type that you could use for pretty much any family heirloom, including military records. There's also "Miscellaneous Documents, Unpublished." Again, it's a generic item, though it also references film data and roll number in the template for some reason that I can't fathom.

 

If you're talking about his official service file there are a couple of them, though they point to copies of the filmed records. This is what you would get if you sent a request to NARA for copies.

 

Good luck! It's hard to pick a pre-existing template sometimes. Right now, I'm wrestling with records for the Azores (small Portuguese islands in the mid-Atlantic). They have filmed church records. But, there are no pre-existing templates that I like so I've decided to make one up, and then share it with others in the custom source templates page. But, making one just the way I like it is like pulling teeth. :-)


In Topic: Bibliography Report

16 December 2016 - 05:52 PM

I'm glad to hear that. Hopefully, it will make it in with the Ancestry sync version. I imagine it must be a fairly simple programming thing compared to the latter, and doesn't rely on a third party's API .

Confirming this is on the enhancement request list.